North Carolina state begins legal action against Chemours

Raleigh, North Carolina – The state of US North Carolina’s department of environmental quality (DEQ) and department of justice (DOJ) have started a civil court action against The Chemours Co. for dumping chemicals in into the Cape Fear River, the DEQ announced 5 September.

Chemours’ permit for discharging wastewater into the river has also been suspended, as the company had failed to “adequately disclose the release of GenX into the river.”

GenX is a byproduct generated from fluoromonomers production at Chemours’ manufacturing plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina.


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